Botox injections are a fast and minimally invasive way to give your face a youthful look by reducing frown lines and wrinkles. At Bayshore Plastic Surgery in Tampa, we offer them along with a variety of other procedures including facial rejuvenation, pectoral implants, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, and calf implants, that can enhance the natural beauty of your face or body. Our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Joseph M. Brown, can explain these procedures and guide you toward the ones that will best address your appearance concerns.

For many of our patients, Botox injections are part of the solution. Their main ingredient, a botulinum toxin, reduces the effects of aging on the skin by relaxing muscles that contract and create wrinkles. It has been widely used to treat various medical conditions for the past 17 years and in 2002, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Botox to reduce moderate to severe frown lines in adults from ages 18 to 65.

What happens during a Botox treatment?

Dr. Joseph M. Brown administers Botox injections at his Tampa office. He injects a very low dose of Botox into the muscles responsible for creating lines or wrinkles and they soon begin to relax. The procedure takes about 10 minutes and discomfort is usually minimal and brief.

In addition to Botox, Bayshore Plastic Surgery now offers those in the Tampa area Dysport, the newest botulinum toxin available for cosmetic use. Dysport temporarily improves the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows for patients younger than 65 years of age. Consult Dr. Joseph M. Brown to find out which injection is right for you.

Procedure Concerns

A major concern associated with Botox is a reduced ability to show emotion with facial expressions. But if an experienced physician administers the treatment, you will be able to smile, frown, and look surprised — all without deep furrows between your brows. It is possible to experience some localized pain, infections, inflammation, swelling, redness, bruising, or tenderness after the injection. Other potential side effects include nausea, bleeding, and a temporary droopiness of the eyelids.

Contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery today at 813-774-5733 for more information on Botox injections, or other facial rejuvenation techniques like a mini face lift, Dysport, or Restylane. We can help you regain a youthful appearance, whether you’re in Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater, Naples, Sarasota, Florida, or beyond.